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The following players have been officially named as captains and alternate captains of their National Hockey League (NHL) teams.

Captains Edit

Twenty-six of the thirty NHL teams currently have a captain. The four teams without a captain are the Carolina Hurricanes, Edmonton Oilers, Florida Panthers, and Toronto Maple Leafs. The longest currently serving captain is Shane Doan of the Arizona Coyotes, who has held the role since 2003.

List of current NHL Captains
Team Captain Since Pos
Anaheim Ducks Ryan Getzlaf2010-11[1] C
Arizona Coyotes Shane Doan2003-04 RW
Boston Bruins Zdeno Chara 2006-07[2] D
Buffalo Sabres Brian Gionta 2014-15[3] RW
Calgary Flames Mark Giordano2013-14[4] D
Carolina Hurricanes Vacant
Chicago Blackhawks Jonathan Toews2008-09[5] C
Colorado Avalanche Gabriel Landeskog2012-13[6] LW
Columbus Blue Jackets Nick Foligno 2015-16[7] LW
Dallas Stars Jamie Benn2013-14[8] LW
Detroit Red Wings Henrik Zetterberg2012-13[9] LW
Edmonton Oilers Vacant
Florida Panthers Vacant
Los Angeles Kings Anze Kopitar2016-17[10] C
Minnesota Wild Mikko Koivu2009-10[11] C
Montreal Canadiens Max Pacioretty2015-16[12] LW
Nashville Predators Mike Fisher 2016-17[13] C
New Jersey Devils Andy Greene2015-16[14] D
New York Islanders John Tavares2013-14[15] C
New York Rangers Ryan McDonagh2014-15[16] D
Ottawa Senators Erik Karlsson2014-15[17] D
Philadelphia Flyers Claude Giroux2012-13[18] C
Pittsburgh Penguins Sidney Crosby2007-08[19] C
St. Louis Blues Alex Pietrangelo2016-17[20] D
San Jose Sharks Joe Pavelski2015-16[21] C
Tampa Bay Lightning Steven Stamkos2013-14[22] C
Toronto Maple Leafs Vacant
Vancouver Canucks Henrik Sedin2010-11[23] C
Washington Capitals Alexander Ovechkin2009-10[24] LW
Winnipeg Jets Blake Wheeler 2016-17[25] RW

Up-to-date as of September 8, 2016.

- Indicates the player has played their entire NHL career with that team.

Alternate Captains Edit

List of current NHL Alternate Captains
Team Alternate Captain(s) Since Pos
Anaheim Ducks Ryan Kesler 2015-16[26] C
Corey Perry2014-15[27] RW
Arizona Coyotes Oliver Ekman-Larsson2014-15[28] D
Martin Hanzal2011-12[29] C
Boston Bruins Patrice Bergeron2006-07[2] C
Chris Kelly 2011-12[30] C
David Krejci2013-14[31] C
Buffalo Sabres Josh Gorges 2014-15[3] D
Ryan O'Reilly 2015-16[32] C
Calgary Flames Vacant
Carolina Hurricanes Justin Faulk2015-16[33] D
Jordan Staal 2012-13[34] C
Chicago Blackhawks Duncan Keith2008-09[35] D
Brent Seabrook2015-16[36] D
Colorado Avalanche Jarome Iginla 2014-15[37] RW
Cody McLeod2013-14[37] LW
Columbus Blue Jackets Brandon Dubinsky 2015-16[38] C
Boone Jenner2015-16[38] C
Dallas Stars Vacant
Detroit Red Wings Niklas Kronwall2011-12[39] D
Edmonton Oilers Jordan Eberle2012-13[40] RW
Andrew Ference 2015-16[41] D
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins2015-16[41] C
Florida Panthers Jussi Jokinen 2015-16 LW
Derek MacKenzie 2014-15 C
Los Angeles Kings Vacant
Minnesota Wild Zach Parise 2012-13[42] LW
Ryan Suter 2012-13[42] D
Montreal Canadiens Brendan Gallagher2015-16[12] RW
Andrei Markov2008-09[43] D
Tomas Plekanec2014-15[44] C
Nashville Predators Roman Josi2015-16[45] D
James Neal 2014-15[46] LW
New Jersey Devils Mike Cammalleri 2015-16[14] LW
Patrik Elias2007-08 C
Adam Henrique2015-16[14] C
Travis Zajac2013-14[47] C
New York Islanders Vacant
New York Rangers Daniel Girardi2013-14[16] D
Marc Staal2010-11[16] D
Derek Stepan2014-15[16] C
Ottawa Senators Chris Neil2013-14[48] RW
Kyle Turris 2015-16[49] C
Philadelphia Flyers Wayne Simmonds 2014-15[50] RW
Mark Streit 2014-15[50] D
Pittsburgh Penguins Chris Kunitz 2012-13[51] LW
Evgeni Malkin2008-09[52] C
St. Louis Blues Kevin Shattenkirk 2016-17[20] D
Paul Stastny 2016-17[20] C
Alexander Steen 2011-12[20] LW
Vladimir Tarasenko2016-17[20] RW
San Jose Sharks Logan Couture2015-16[21] C
Joe Thornton 2014-15[53] C
Tampa Bay Lightning Ryan Callahan 2015-16 RW
Toronto Maple Leafs Tyler Bozak2015-16[54] C
Matt Hunwick 2015-16[54] D
Vancouver Canucks Daniel Sedin2010-11[23] LW
Washington Capitals Nicklas Bäckström2010-11 C
Brooks Orpik 2014-15[55] D
Winnipeg Jets Dustin Byfuglien 2016-17[25] D
Mark Scheifele2016-17[25] C

Up-to-date as of September 8, 2016.

- Indicates the player has played their entire NHL career with that team.

References Edit

  1. "Ducks Name Getzlaf Team Captain". National Hockey League. Retrieved June 13, 2015.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Chara named Captain". National Hockey League. Retrieved June 13, 2015.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Gionta Named Sabres Captain". National Hockey League. Retrieved June 13, 2015.
  4. "Flames name Giordano captain". National Hockey League. Retrieved June 13, 2015.
  5. "Toews Named 34th Captain In Team History". National Hockey League. Retrieved June 13, 2015.
  6. "Landeskog Named Avalanche Captain". National Hockey League. Retrieved June 13, 2015.
  7. "Blue Jackets name Nick Foligno team captain". National Hockey League. Retrieved June 13, 2015.
  8. "Jamie Benn Appointed Captain of the Dallas Stars". National Hockey League. Retrieved June 13, 2015.
  9. "'C' for Z; Red Wings name new captain". National Hockey League. Retrieved June 13, 2015.
  10. "Kings name Kopitar captain". National Hockey League. Retrieved June 16, 2016.
  11. "Wild names Mikko Koivu captain". National Hockey League. Retrieved June 13, 2015.
  12. 12.0 12.1 "Max Pacioretty becomes 29th captain in Montreal Canadiens history". National Hockey League. Retrieved September 18, 2015.
  13. "Mike Fisher Named Captain of the Nashville Predators". National Hockey League. Retrieved September 8, 2016.
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 "Andy Greene of New Jersey Devils named Captain". National Hockey League. Retrieved October 9, 2015.
  15. "Islanders Name Tavares Team Captain". National Hockey League. Retrieved June 13, 2015.
  16. 16.0 16.1 16.2 16.3 "Ryan McDonagh Named Rangers Captain". National Hockey League. Retrieved June 13, 2015.
  17. "News Release: Ottawa Senators name Erik Karlsson ninth team captain in franchise history". National Hockey League. Retrieved June 13, 2015.
  18. "Claude Giroux named Captain of the Flyers". National Hockey League. Retrieved June 13, 2015.
  19. "Penguins Name Sidney Crosby as Captain". National Hockey League. Retrieved June 13, 2015.
  20. 20.0 20.1 20.2 20.3 20.4 "Blues Name Leadership Group for 2016-17". National Hockey League. Retrieved August 25, 2016.
  21. 21.0 21.1 "Sharks name Pavelski captain". National Hockey League. Retrieved October 5, 2015.
  22. "Lightning Name Steven Stamkos the 10th Captain in Franchise History". National Hockey League. Retrieved June 13, 2015.
  23. 23.0 23.1 "Henrik Sedin named Canucks team Captain". National Hockey League. Retrieved June 13, 2015.
  24. "Capitals Name Alex Ovechkin Team Captain". National Hockey League. Retrieved June 13, 2015.
  25. 25.0 25.1 25.2 "Blake Wheeler named captain". National Hockey League. Retrieved August 31, 2016.
  26. "Ducks Name Kesler Alternate Captain". National Hockey League. Retrieved June 29, 2016.
  27. "Ducks Name Perry and Beauchemin Alternate Captains". National Hockey League. Retrieved on June 13, 2015.
  28. "Ekman-Larsson, Chipchura Named Alternate Captains". National Hockey League. Retrieved August 25, 2016.
  29. "Hanzal Named an Alternated Captain for 2011-12". National Hockey League. Retrieved June 13, 2015.
  30. "Andrew Ference, Chris Kelly to Share Duties as Bruins Alternate Captain". NESN. Retrieved June 13, 2015.
  31. "David Krejci Named Bruins' Third Alternate Captain, Taking Andrew Ference's Spot". WBZ-TV. Retrieved June 13, 2015.
  32. "Ryan O'Reilly has a big role in Buffalo, and he's embracing it". Fox Sports. Retrieved June 29, 2016.
  33. "Faulk Named Hurricanes' Alternate Captain". National Hockey League. Retrieved July 4, 2016.
  34. "Jordan Staal likes how he looks in Canes red". News Observer. Retrieved June 13, 2015.
  35. "Keith, Sharp Earn A's". National Hockey League. Retrieved June 13, 2015.
  36. "Seabrook named alternate captain". National Hockey League. Retrieved September 17, 2015.
  37. 37.0 37.1 "Iginla named alternate captain". National Hockey League. Retrieved June 13, 2015.
  38. 38.0 38.1 "Dubinsky, Jenner named alternate captains". Columbus Dispatch. Retrieved June 16, 2016.
  39. "Red Wings' Niklas Kronwall gets third 'A' as alternate captain, contract talks continue". MLive. Retrieved on June 13, 2015.
  40. "Oilers name Eberle alternate captain". Sportsnet. Retrieved June 13, 2015.
  41. 41.0 41.1 "Oilers name Hall, Eberle, Nugent-Hopkins and Ference Alternate Captains". MedicineHatNews. Retrieved October 7, 2015.
  42. 42.0 42.1 "Minnesota introduces Parise and Suter -- its new alternate captains". NBC Sports. Retrieved on June 13, 2015.
  43. "Brian Gionta becomes the 28th captain in Canadiens history". National Hockey League. Retrieved June 13, 2015.
  44. "Montreal Canadiens name 4 assistant captains for upcoming season". Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved June 13, 2015.
  45. "Preds Name Roman Josi Alternate Captain". National Hockey League. Retrieved June 29, 2016.
  46. "Preds Announce 2014-15 Captains". National Hockey League. Retrieved June 13, 2015.
  47. "Devils name Zajac alternate captain". NBCSports. Retrieved October 9, 2015.
  48. "Jason Spezza named Ottawa Senators captain". Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved June 13, 2015.
  49. "Senators select Kyle Turris as alternate captain". NBC Sports. Retrieved June 29, 2016.
  50. 50.0 50.1 "Flyers announce opening night roster; leadership group". National Hockey League. Retrieved June 13, 2015.
  51. "Penguins notebook: Malkin, Crosby upset about late penalties". Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Retrieved June 13, 2015.
  52. "Orpik, Malkin named Penguins' alternate captains". Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Retrieved June 13, 2015.
  53. "Sharks to have four alternate captains this season". USA Today. Retrieved June 13, 2015.
  54. 54.0 54.1 "Leafs’ Matt Hunwick humbled by the A on his sweater". Toronto Star. Retrieved June 29, 2015.
  55. "With big hits and defensive-zone coverage, Brooks Orpik enjoyed strong Capitals debut". Washington Post. Retrieved June 13, 2015.

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